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Elementary Education, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #921 (BCR) Carbondale, IL, United States| Online
The nationally-certified Elementary Education program at Southern Illinois University will prepare you to teach in a variety of classroom settings: self-contained classrooms as well as departmentalized and team teaching situations.
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Overview

You will have many opportunities to observe and to work with children in the field, as well as experience a full semester of student teaching. 

Graduates of the elementary education program will be licensed by the State of Illinois to teach children in grades 1 through 6 in public and private settings, with reciprocity in most of the United States and in some foreign countries. Our elementary education majors are well prepared to accept jobs in self-contained classrooms at the elementary level. We have designed our curriculum to match the educational courses with the field experiences so that you will use in the 1 through 6 classroom what you have learned in the university classroom. 

Careers

Students who major in Elementary Education program at Southern Illinois University are prepared to accept jobs in self-contained classrooms at the elementary level. Graduates of the Elementary Education program are licensed by the state of Illinois to teach grades 1-6 in public and private settings throughout the United States and in some foreign countries.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Teaching English language learners (ELL)
  • Effectively integrating technology into the lessons
  • Aligning lessons with the Illinois Common Core Standards
  • Teaching reading of fictional and informational texts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

Choose from our more than 200 undergraduate programs (Majors) in eight different colleges. Determine if you meet our minimum requirements to a Bachelor's (undergraduate) program for:

  • freshmen - fewer than 26 college credits
  • transfer - more than 26 college credits
Submit an application and $40 fee on-line along with:
  • Transcripts from high school and/or college

English Proficiency

A financial statement - showing a minimum of $40,000 within the last 6 months 

No SAT is required for admission, unless you want to apply for a merit scholarship award (minimum SAT score required)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1898 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1898 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1416 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1416 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Carbondale

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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